Springtime in the high desert is a gamble. It could be really warm or it could get really cold. Lucky for Kristin and Cliff, they got the best Joshua Tree wedding day weather! This cute Burning Man-loving couple tied the knot with 90 of their closest friends and family at Rimrock Ranch and we're excited to show you every detail!
The Welcome Party
What's great about this venue is that there are accommodations on-site for up to 22 people. From shared cabins to airstreams, there's a cozy spot for your whole bridal party and close family. The day before the wedding, everyone was invited to Rimrock Ranch for a laid back welcome dinner where guests can all meet and relax after their day of travel.
Little Wedding Details
Wedding details start with the invitations. You set the theme of the wedding and communicate your excitement about the day with all your guests. I loved how simple these wedding invitations were but they had a really great font and the most perfect little cacti stamps to go on the envelopes. Let's also take a second to admire those gold wedding rings! I LOVE how Kristin decided to have a marquise shaped diamond set horizontally like that!
The bouquet gets its very own heading because it was a piece of art! The thing weighed a lot but truly was a masterpiece. I always love seeing a king protea flower in our desert wedding bouquets because its prickly petals remind me a lot of a cactus.
Getting Ready + First Look
Kristin got ready in the Hatch House which is the bridal suite at Rimrock Ranch. Cliff got ready in the Lodge with all of his guys.
Since this venue is so fun and eclectic, the First Look took place in front of one of their iconic airstream trailers. Rimrock Ranch has a mix of western vibes and artsy desert vibes. Perfect for a wedding in Joshua Tree!
Ceremony + Reception Design
While all the pretty photos were happening, my team and I were busy setting up for the ceremony and reception. In case you don't remember, my husband and I got married at this venue so I might be biased when I say this is the most gorgeous ceremony backdrop you'll ever see! See for yourself.
Check out this fun idea the bride had for the ceremony! They asked all their guests to pick up a rose quartz in a bowl and during the ceremony they were asked to give it all good energy and place it back in the bowl. Now the couple has this big bowl of crystals in their home full of good vibes for their marriage!
The reception was so much fun to set up! We had long wooden tables each set with a modern white plate and light pink knotted napkin for a more casual look. A mix of blush and clear wine glasses were set next to a clear water goblet to add a pop of color but not steal the show. I also love the idea of clear glass bottles of water for the table to share. It's easier on the serving staff and more interactive for guests.
As the sun set over the desert, it started to get a little chilly but it just meant we had to turn the heat up on the dance floor! The couple also bought a bunch of Mexican blankets for guests to use throughout the evening and keep as a little wedding favor. Also, can we talk about how cool their faux fur coats are!?
Wanna see more? Check out their wedding video! P.S watch the very end to see a fun surprise on the dance floor.
Vendor Dream Team:
Photographer Laura Goldenberger // Planning + Design 'Cause We Can Events // Florals Best Day Ever Floral Design // Venue Rimrock Ranch // Video Grimace Films // Catering Border Grill // Rentals Signature Party Rentals and Thrifted Sister Vintage // Hair + Makeup Makeup by Emerald // DJ Jack Farmer // Signage Jenn Lacy // Dress Grace Loves Lace // Rings Starling Jewlery // Officiant Pastor Stan Doll
Published by: Gabrielle Pinkerton in Wedding